The European Commission's department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) works with over 200 partners organisations to provide humanitarian assistance throughout the world. Humanitarian partners include non-governmental organisations (NGOs), international organisations, United Nations agencies, and specialised agencies of EU Member States.

Having a diverse range of partners is important for ECHO because it allows for comprehensive coverage of the ever-expanding needs across the world – and in increasingly complex situations. ECHO has developed increasingly close working relationships with its partners at the level of both policy issues and management of humanitarian operations.

More information about existing partners, types of partnerships, and procedures for becoming one are available on the ECHO Partners' website.